- Mission & Vision
- The Engineering Process
- Hour of Code 2016
- Digital Citizenship
- Next Generation Digital Classrooms
- Technology Clubs
- Bring Your Own Device BYOD
In combination with great teaching, instructional technology empowers learners to undertake authentic projects for learning and for personal productivity. Every student will participate in engaging experiences that are associated with critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. Instructional technology integration promotes exemplary practices by incorporating effective learning environments, positive attitudes and behaviors, a sense of community, and meaningful professional development.
As parents and educators, we want to raise kids to be safe, responsible, and ethical in the digital world. Giving kids a solidunderstanding of how we expect them to behave — both online and off — starts everyone off on the right foot. Join us by continuing the conversations at home as our students learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship.
The Next Generation Digital Classroom (NGDC) pilot program in Round Rock ISD has implemented digital classrooms at each campus and many libraries to enhance the integration of new teaching and learning with the help of mobile/tablet technology. At Spicewood, we currently have eight NGDC classrooms: Ms. Bliven (Kinder), Ms. Keating (Kinder), Mrs. Raybourn (Art), Ms. Peoples (1st grade), Mrs. Pierce (1st grade), Mrs. Sanchez (1st grade), Mrs. Martinez (2nd grade), and Mrs. Reeb (Librarian). Teachers utilize iPads and various forms of interactive whiteboard and screenshare technology in their classrooms. Be sure to check their websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds to share in the wonderful experiences their students are having as a result of this program.
For more information, please visit our NGDC district page.
First Lego League Competition Team Robotics
Students in fifth grade can participate in our First Lego League (FLL) competition robotics team which introduces them to real world engineering challenges by building Lego-based robots to complete tasks on a themed competition mat. To learn more about joining the team, visit our FLL Robotics team’s website.
Campus Based Robotics Club
Students in fourth grade can participate in our campus based robotics club during the spring in order to learn more about programming robots and the FLL experience. Using Lego NXT Mindstorms robotics kits, students dive into the engineering design process and work in collaborative groups to solve challenges. To learn more, visit our campus based robotics club website.
Students in grades 3-5 are using the popular game of Minecraft at school in our PantherCrafting Club! Three to four sessions are offered throughout the year, each with a different theme or challenge. Creativity and innovation are the focus in a world with no limits! To learn more, visit our PantherCrafting website.
Coding After School is a programming club for kindergarten and first grade students, inspired by a successful Hour of Code experience in 2015. Utilizing code.org’s resources and curriculum, students are introduced to programming concepts in a hands on, fun, age appropriate way. To learn more, visit our Coding After School website.
Round Rock ISD and Spicewood provides students the opportunity to bring a personal electronic device to school for instructional use. This opportunity is optional and at the discretion of the student’s parent(s) / guardian(s) and classroom teacher. Please refer to the district BYOD information page for additional information on guidelines and agreements. Currently, our WiFi supports the following devices: Apple devices, Android devices with access to Google Play, Microsoft Windows, and Chromebooks. Kindle Fire tablets will not connect to the WiFi. Students will have to go through an onboarding process where they register their device to the network. Each device will need to have access to an Internet browser to complete this process. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Haney, Instructional Technology Specialist.